Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Parsnips

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 | Comments Off on Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Parsnips

1 & 1/2 lbs potatoes (such as red or yukon gold), peeled & cut into chunks
1 lb parsnips, peeled & cut into chunks
1 & 1/2 TBSP pure salt, plus additional to taste
1 head of garlic, cloves separated & peeled
1/2 stick of butter or 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Put the potatoes, parsnips & peeled, whole garlic cloves in a large saucepan with 6 cups of water.
  • Bring to a boil & add the salt.
  • Reduce the heat & simmer until the veggies mash easily when pressed against the side of the pan with a wooden spoon, about 15 minutes.
  • Set aside 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
  • Drain the vegetables & return them to the pan.
  • Add the butter (or oil) & mash to the consistency you like.
  • Add a little of the reserved cooking water if the mashed vegetables are too thick.
  • Season w/ salt & pepper.

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SIDE NOTES:

~ From “Fresh Food Fast”

~ In case you’re unfamiliar, parsnips look sort of like white carrots.

 For those avoiding certain foods, this recipe falls into the following categories:

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Raw

If eating dairy free use olive oil instead of butter.

~ See BALSAMIC-ROASTED-SEITAN for accompanying recipe (pictured above).


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